Yay, new fic! I wrote this for the small but lovely Cornwell Fanworks Challenge December 2018
organized by pixiedane
over the holidays. Title: The Feather At The Pivot Point
Star Trek: Discovery, Katrina Cornwell & L'RellRating/Word Count:
Teen (for mentions of violence), about 3300 wordsSummary:
From this prompt:As the new head of the Klingon Empire, L'Rell only agrees to initiate diplomatic relations with the Federation on the condition that she is allowed to name the ambassador assigned to Qo'noS: Katrina Cornwell.Notes:
This turned out to be less about what it's like being an ambassador to the Klingons and more Kat's inner journey from "Ohhh fuck no" at the suggestion to deciding that it could be what she's meant to do next. It was satisfying to me to try to hold in tension the fact that Kat's experienced quite a lot of trauma at the hands of the Klingons (both directly and indirectly) and that she does have that personal connection with L'Rell--a connection that seems to bypass all the differences between them but that was forged in the middle of all that trauma in the first place. Plus I think Kat's someone who would always be trying to understand
and who really does want peace. This isn't shippy exactly but I feel like it's step 1 in perhaps a long series of events that eventually ends in Kat/L'Rell.
After fic reveals for the Cornwell Fanworks Challenge
we were all guessing who'd written what, and apparently I am super easy to guess? Kat having angsty internal monologues about another woman was apparently
pretty obvious even if the woman in question was L'Rell instead of Georgiou. :D
Ooh! AND: I got
fic! Two amazing stories, both variations on Kat/Georgiou (it's like people know me):Loyalty
: Mirror Cornwell/Mirror Georgiou, 1200 words, TeenInquisitor Katrina Cornwell is brought before her Emperor, suspected of collaboration with the treacherous Gabriel Lorca.
Reads like a prequel to my Non-Regulation Uses
. :D Loyalty, betrayal, and the teeniest bit of bloodplay.Darling, Dearest
: Katrina Cornwell/Mirror Georgiou, 1500 words, TeenKatrina Cornwell undertakes a dangerous diplomatic mission and is assigned a top Section 31 operative to keep her safe. Posing as a married couple is one of the oldest covers in the spy playblook, but Kat is not at all prepared when her 'wife' is former Emperor Philippa Georgiou.
I need like 75,000 more words of this concept, three seasons, and a movie. :D Kat and Georgiou are wonderful here, with Kat simultaneously freaked out by and drawn to Georgiou, and lots of spiky back-and-forth about what they think of each other and of their other-universe counterparts. Gorgeous and just slightly unsettling--like you would expect from "undercover as married" with Emperor Georgiou!
There were some other really great fics in the fest (two standouts were lizbee
with Kat and Amanda on the eve of the season 1 finale, and mselliejane
's Live Bait
in which Kat eats gagh while imprisoned) and I'm really enjoying these tiny fests for my corner of the fandom (cf the Disco Hiatus Exchange 2017
that Lizbee ran last year) and hope we do another one in 2019. <3